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London fashion: Ruffles at Rocha, rich colours at Conran

LONDON — Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran are among the designers showcasing their latest autumn and winter styles at London Fashion Week, as British luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry prepared to round out a busy Day 2 with its show later Saturday. Some highlights from the style extravaganza: PRETTIFIED TAILORING AT SIMONE ROCHA Dainty …

Trump: I would be ‘tougher’ in Brexit talks than UK’s May

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump says he would take a “tougher” attitude toward Brexit negotiations than the approach now being used by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Without providing specifics, Trump says in an ITV interview to be broadcast Sunday night he would have used different tactics. “Would it be the way I negotiate? …

Trump: I would be ‘tougher’ in Brexit talks than UK’s May

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump says he would take a “tougher” attitude toward Brexit negotiations than the approach now being used by British Prime Minister Theresa May. “Would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn’t negotiate it the way it’s (being) negotiated… I would have had a different attitude,” he says in …

Trump wishes royal couple well amid uncertain wedding invite

LONDON — President Donald Trump says Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, look like a “lovely couple” and he doesn’t know if he’s been invited to their May wedding. Trump also told Britain’s ITV News in an interview to be broadcast Sunday that his administration might not withdraw from the Paris …

Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal

LONDON — A key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to resign Wednesday after an investigation concluded he made misleading statements about pornographic images found on a Parliament computer in his office in 2008. Damian Green, who was ousted as first secretary of state, maintains he did not use pornography on his …

Harassment scandal in UK politics spreads to Wales, Scotland

LONDON — The scandal surrounding Britain’s political class deepened Sunday with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds, including new claims involving a key ally of Prime Minister Theresa May. The allegations dating back more than a decade involve behaviour that ranges from inappropriate touching and sending suggestive text messages to …

Leaked UK documents shows thinking on cuts to EU immigration

LONDON — A leaked document published Wednesday sheds some light on the British government’s plans to cut immigration from the European Union once Brexit has become a reality. The draft Home Office document published by the Guardian reveals plans to make it much harder for low-skilled EU workers to settle in Britain. It would also make it …

Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

LONDON—A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the injured. The Muslim Council tweeted that …

Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber’s suitcase

LONDON—Police in Manchester, England issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call a confidential hotline. Counter-terrorism squads are trying to re-create Salman Abedi’s movements in the days before he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande …

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event Monday night ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections. It was not a debate, but did air policy and stylistic differences between the two foes. They did not appear together but were …